Knitwear Designer//Pattern Drafter//Author//Teacher

this week

i printed 18 shirts that i’ll be shipping out later today.  fingers crossed for a good reception.  

i would have never gotten as far as i did without my new best friend.  clothing tag guns are totally cool.  this order i’m filling right now consists of about 80 items - 50-something are hand knit.  that is a huge amount of work… and tagging.  i have 36 of those items done and boxed right now.  phew!  i placed a huge yarn order last night because believe it or not… my stash is NOT going to cover this.  i still have dozens of items to make for my new online store, too!  if i can get this order filled i can put my nose to the grindstone for my shop.

i made alizah put on that sweater i knit for her oh so long ago.  i still haven’t made time to weave in the ends, but i love it on her.  

i started making these little toe dip socks.  why does the toe make them so cute?  it’s really quite fantastic.

both birds escaped.  as you can see they stayed close to home, but it was hours before they were both captured.  hubs is the official bird trapper in the house.  he has skills.  i will say though…. if we didn’t have two cats dead set on making these tweeters their dinner (and if they didn’t make little poops everywhere) i would have no concerns about having them fly about the house at all times.  they stayed together for the most part and fluttered from plant to plant, nestling down in them and pecking at the soil.  they would land on a figurine head and we’d laugh or cuddle up next to one of my bird statues and we’d awe.  then mare told me a story of her parent’s birds and how they would do just that - and drink from the sink and i gushed.  

we made play dough and not the typical play dough we make around here (plain old bread dough.  have at it kids!)  no.  i used this fantastic recipe by this fantastic chick.  thanks to mare for pinning it on pinterest.  i was babysitting my usual two and thought it would be a nice project for us (especially after mare gave it such a raving review).  all i had to send hubs out for was the cream of tartar, kool-aid packs, and plastic containers.  i guess while he was studying the kool-aid selection and carefully choosing the widest variety of colors a woman trying to snatch up her fair share of kool-aid gave him a slanty look.  hubs being hubs said, ‘oh sorry.  my wife is making play dough with this stuff.’ like… i’m not retarded.  i’m just picking pretty colors for my super rad wife.  her eyes lit up and she wanted all the details.  what do you need?  how do you make it? where did she find the recipe?  poor hubs.  he rattled off his shopping list and said, ‘that’s all i know.  i get the stuff, she makes it happen.’  poor defeated kool-aid lady.

i hope you all had an exciting, busy, creative, loving, growing, and fun filled week, too.  if not - there’s always this week. xo

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